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Cherry Twist 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Aug 10, 2008

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Greg half way up Cherry Twist.

Description 

Start with some thin slab moves (5.10ish) to a high first bolt. Move left to the arete, then power through steep sandy jugs over a bulge. Cop a rest on a little ledge, than continue up the bulging arete above through some thinner moves (crux). Finish on cool black patina. This route has cool movement but lower rock quality than most routes at WW. In particular, watch for one large loose jug in the first overhang, and one large loose bit of patina up high. And watch for sand all over the damn thing.

Location 

On the east wall, just upstream from the rappel in, directly across from the Hanging Judge. This route is the leftmost of three that can be started off of a small sandy beach.

Protection 

Many bolts (11 or 12?) to chains


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Erica and Jesse on Cherry Twist
Erica and Jesse on Cherry Twist
Cherry Twist climbs the rounded arete to the short black face above.
BETA PHOTO: Cherry Twist climbs the rounded arete to the short...

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By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Sep 4, 2012

Best line for the grade in the canyon for sure!
By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 5, 2014

The nature of this climb has caused almost all the bolts to become loose. The bolts definitely need to be tightened and you should also use long draws in a few spots. Backcleaning the first bolt helps too.